L., Sp. Pl. 267 (1753).
Derivation: Latin name for V. lantana.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Shrubs or small trees with leaves petiolate, entire, without stipules but with a ridge joining the base of opposite leaves.
Inflorescence terminal, corymb-like, cymose with numerous similar flowers, rarely larger ones on the periphery from outside S. Aust.; bracts scale-like; sepals 5, scarcely connate basally, persistent; corolla actinomorphic, cup-shaped with 5 equal lobes, papillose; stamens 5, with filaments inserted below the throat of the corolla tube; anthers 2-celled; ovary inferior, with 1 cell (other 2 usually very much reduced) with 1 ovule; style almost absent and with a 3-lobed stigma.
Fruit a berry.
About 200 species in the Northern Hemisphere mainly in North America and Asia.
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